The Mecklenburg Resolves

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When the Mecklenburg Resolves were drafted in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the battles of Lexington and Concord, what effect did they have on early American colonists and their desire for independence from England?

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This lesson would work well as your class covers the road to the American Revolution and the causes of war
  • Have learners annotate their assigned excerpts to help reinforce their practice of primary source analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • While this resource was originally designed for North Carolina students, in can easily be adapted for students in other states who are studying the Revolutionary War
Pros

  • Activities include group work, primary source analysis, and an engaging hands-on learning experience whereby students create infomercials
  • Detailed instructional guidelines
  • All worksheets included
Cons

  • None